Maj Gen Shakil Ahmed was shot six times | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 26, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 26, 2012

BDR Carnage Trial

Maj Gen Shakil Ahmed was shot six times

Maj Gen Shakil Ahmed, the then director general of erstwhile BDR, was shot six times in the BDR mutiny inside Pilkhana, a doctor of Dhaka Medical College (DMC) said yesterday.
Dr Shafiuzzaman Khayer, who worked as assistant professor at Forensic Medicine Department of DMC in 2009, and performed autopsy of Maj Gen Shakil, gave his deposition as witness number 306 before the Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court set up in the capital's Alia Madrasa playground to hold the BDR carnage trial.
"A bullet pierced his left vocal cord and went out through his face. For this, his face was difficult to identify", he said adding that bullets which hit his right chest, lower part of left chest, abdomen and middle of the chest, went out through his back.
"During the autopsy, I came to know that the bullets were fired from a close range," he said.
Dr Khayer, who also performed autopsies of 9 other victims in the incident, placed postmortem report of eight victims before the court.
Injury marks of sharp knives and bayonet were also found in the victims' bodies, he said.
Proceedings of the court started around 10:10am, when defence counsels finished incomplete cross examination of Dr Md Zobaidur Rahman, who gave his deposition last Monday.
A total of 74 people, including 57 army officers, were killed in the incident on February 25-26 in 2009.

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